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Police: 6-year-old dies after accidentally shooting self

July 5, 2021 GMT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Tennessee boy has died from a gunshot wound, police said.

Knoxville officers responded to Sunday evening to a residence and found the boy wounded, news outlets reported, citing a statement from police. He was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, but died shortly after arriving, the statement said.

The shooting remains under investigation, but police said in a statement that they believe “the shooting was accidental and self-inflicted.”

No further information was immediately released.